FOOD IS LOVE + 50 famous and popular restaurants. Osaka is Nation's Kitchen for real foodies.
Please check my availability calendar first so as to save your time
Back in the Edo Period, Osaka was the center of trading for rice. Considering rice is the staple food in Japan, it'll be safe to say that Osaka is the nation's kitchen.
In a food related topic, Osaka's residents are also stigmatized as glutonous by the writers of Edo that there's a famous saying 大阪は食い倒れ(Osaka wa kuidaore), which roughly translates to ruining oneself by extravagance in food, which really means that food in Osaka is too good to stop eating.
Since I cannot afford to explain all of the restaurants information to clients, so please ask them on the tour day, not in advance.
Starting time is 10:00 or 10:30 or 11:00 or 11:30 or 12:00
(1) 50 MICHELIN star or Bib Gourmand restaurants
I'll hand you the list of MICHELIN restaurants and Sake boozers' I'll show you around on the tour.
The list tells the information about the rank, category of the cuisine, price range of both lunch and dinner, with which you can enjoy eating during or after the tour.
(2) Well-known restaurants
(3) Popular restaurants among Japanese
(4) Economical places for Japanese boozers
(5) the most celebrated Gourmet Streets , Kitashinchi
(6) Kuromon food market
(7) Dotonbori & Shinsaibashi
(8) Hozenji Yokocho(alley)
(9) the food section of a department store in order to learn ingredients of Japanese food
(10)Sake bar hopping with Sake sommelier
Please choose some of ten above.
Even though the title of the tour includes Michelin, of course (1) can be skipped.
Whenever you feel too much, you can exchange itinerary with another tour, "Flexible Osaka tour".
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (If you want to be picked up in a city other than Osaka, return ticket for a guide(10-20USD)is needed.), Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Hotel in Osaka city only. Air B&B is impossible because there is no public space to wait.
Duration: 5 hours
As this tour is the shortest, if you are interested in longer tour, please choose other tours, Flexible Custom Tour of Osaka 7 hours or Osaka Amazing Private tour 9 hours.
These three Osaka tours' itineraries are replaceable, so please let me know where you want to go on the tour day and you can choose your favorite destinations anywhere.
public transportation and walking
Considering booking a chartered car, an agent has a license to arrange it, but of course, I can find a cruising taxi for you.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
800 JPY - Transportation fare only
Lunch & Dinner depends on your choice
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
No special qualification to drive a car or a bus for tourists. Isurance is not included.
Please check my availability before you ask me in order to save your precious time.
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A very interesting tour. Yoshiro is clearly very knowledgeable about Osaka and its food scene, no question remained unanswered. He also led us to an excellent lunch at a very reasonable price. We could have easily spent a lot more time with him.